ACFCS releases newly updated certification materials and exam, launches comprehensive anti-money laundering course

Feb. 16, 2018 – MIAMI — The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, has added to its comprehensive suite of offerings with the new and enhanced CFCS 2.0 exam and training materials, and a new anti-money-laundering (AML) overview course.

The new and improved CFCS 2.0 exam and training materials will be available beginning early March. The revised package is the result of a months-long collaboration of financial crime experts, who revised two-thirds of exam questions and assisted with expanding and overhauling the exam prep materials, adding new resources and updating existing ones. Collectively, these changes represent the most significant improvement to the CFCS since its inception in 2013.

The new online prep course offers in-depth coverage of the content and concepts included on the CFCS exam, with 12 chapters covering the key areas tested on the exam, including compliance programs, money laundering, fraud, anti-corruption, cybersecurity, tax evasion and more. The exam itself features new and updated questions and topic areas.

Hand-in-hand with the new exam and prep materials, ACFCS has also launched AML 360 – Going Beyond the Basics, a comprehensive overview of money laundering and financial crime.  This extensive online training was created for the new reality of financial crime, beginning with an in-depth review of AML training topics and best practices, then going beyond to cover the intersections of money laundering with cybercrime, corruption, tax evasion and fraud. Available as a complete seven-hour training package, or by single chapters, the course is ideal for AML compliance professionals at all levels, and for cross-training other professionals in key financial crime areas.  It includes 30-plus scenario-based review questions to validate knowledge.  Features include:

  • Money laundering methods, techniques, red flags, key risk areas
  • Guidance on financial crime risks in emerging technologies
  •  Insights on how AML professionals can support detection and prevention efforts related to cybercrime, fraud, anti-corruption and more

“We’re extremely pleased to launch the new exam and prep materials, as well as the new AML overview,” said ACFCS Executive Director Garry Clement, CAMS, CFE, CFCS. “These cutting-edge educational materials reflect our commitment to provide the latest and most robust training available for financial crime professionals.”

For more information, visit acfcs.org .

 

About ACFCS

The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a worldwide organization for professionals who work in diverse financial crime prevention disciplines. ACFCS awards the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification to qualified candidates who pass a proctored examination. Professionals in financial crime prevention from more than 50 nations have already obtained the CFCS certification.

ACEDS announces affiliation with Cyber Search Global

Feb. 15, 2018Miami – The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is pleased to announce that Cyber Search Global is the association’s newest “Bronze Level” affiliate member. This status allows Cyber Search Global to leverage the full breadth of ACEDS education, training, and professional development resources to enhance the overall electronic discovery skills and capabilities of its clients.

Among the ACEDS opportunities available to Cyber Search Global and other members are leading-edge job tools, networking forums and global chapter opportunities, a best-practice-oriented community of professionals, and the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification.

Cyber Search Global is a professional staffing agency dedicated to the legal and technology sectors with a focus on electronic discovery and data privacy. The company offers temporary, consultant and permanent staffing for law firms, corporations, vendors, consulting firms and government agencies.

Cyber Search Global was founded on the principles of unsurpassed industry knowledge, loyalty, customer service and professionalism. These principles have assisted in growing the company’s outstanding reputation as a staffing agency in all areas of litigation/practice support, electronic discovery, sales, digital forensics, data privacy and contract attorneys. Cyber Search Global’s consultative and client-focused approach has made it the preferred vendor for many of its clients and the first choice for accessing the industry’s top talent.

“The ACEDS community is excited to welcome Cyber Search Global to our affiliate family.  Edward O’Reilly has been building teams and careers for more than 20 years in our legal technology niche market and has made a significant positive impact.  We look forward to a promising and long-lasting collaboration,” said Mary Mack, executive director of ACEDS.

“At Cyber Search Global, securing career opportunities for our candidates and matching them with our amazing clients is our only goal,” added O’Reilly. “Our clients and applicants put their trust in us, something we do not take lightly. I’m very excited to partner with ACEDS, an organization that shares our values.  ACEDS is the foremost leader in education for our industry and most importantly the team there cares about our industry and the people who work in it.  We are very excited and look forward to a long and wonderful partnership.”

 

About ACEDS

The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

About Cyber Search Global

Cyber Search Global was founded on October 2, 2000, by Edward C. O’Reilly.  Cyber Search Global is known for our loyalty to our clients, employees, and applicants. We have unmatched relationships with more than 150 of the AM Law 200 Law Firms and have successfully placed candidates in more than 70 of the US Fortune 500 Corporations.  We are experts in Organizational Architecture, so whether you are starting a team from scratch, filling a challenging position, expanding your infrastructure to take your team to the next level, building justification to bring on additional staff to the firm Partnership and H.R. Department or trying to find out how to achieve that next step in your own career, Cyber Search Global has a solution to meet your needs.

ACEDS affiliate LexInsight achieves prestigious Gold Level status

Jan. 18, 2018 – Miami – The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is pleased to announce that LexInsight is the association’s newest “Gold Level” affiliate member. This status allows LexInsight to leverage the full breadth of ACEDS education, training, and professional development resources to enhance the overall electronic discovery skills and capabilities of its employees.

Among the ACEDS opportunities LexInsight and other ACEDS members access are leading-edge job tools, networking forums and opportunities, a best-practice-oriented community of professionals, and the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification.

LexInsight is an on-demand marketplace that matches contract attorneys with law firms and corporations that need eDiscovery document review projects done fast and at the highest quality. Hiring firms and companies gain instant access to a qualified pool of contract attorneys at a lower cost than traditional recruiting channels. For eDiscovery professionals, the platform provides a qualified job forum that connects them to projects in real time.

“LexInsight’s support for certification speaks volumes about its commitment to their client and reviewer success,”  said Mary Mack, executive director of ACEDS. “ACEDS is thrilled to support this innovation in our community.”

“We are excited to be working with ACEDS to reinvent the legal staffing industry,” said Abhi Verma, founder and chief executive of LexInsight. “This partnership would enable our fast-growing reviewer community to take advantage of the eDiscovery industry’s leading certification to showcase their skills to prospective employers on LexInsight.”

 

About ACEDS

The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

About LexInsight

LexInsight is a specialized marketplace that has been built from the ground up keeping the needs of eDiscovery document review professionals in mind. The all-in-one technology platform automates the hiring process for document review projects, reduces overhead costs and brings transparency to a previously opaque pricing model. Launched in 2016, LexInsight has grown to over 10,000 legal professionals across all major U.S. cities. Whether you are a law student evaluating career opportunities or a young professional looking to advance your legal career, LexInsight offers a transparent platform to connect you directly with employers (law firms and in-house legal departments).

ACEDS announces affiliation with AccessData Group

Jan. 10, 2018Miami  – The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is pleased to announce that AccessData Group is the association’s newest “Gold Level” affiliate member. This status allows AccessData to leverage the full breadth of ACEDS education, training and professional development resources to enhance the overall electronic discovery skills and capabilities of its employees.

Among the ACEDS opportunities available to AccessData and other members are leading-edge job tools, networking forums and opportunities, a best-practice-oriented community of professionals, and the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification.

AccessData’s eDiscovery solution, AD eDiscovery®, helps organizations more efficiently manage the complete end-to-end eDiscovery process, mitigate risk,  and improve response efficiency. A single, fully integrated platform for forensically sound enterprise-wide preservation/litigation hold, search, collection, processing, data assessment and complete legal review, AD eDiscovery gives teams a repeatable, defensible process for managing eDiscovery that will hold up in court.

“AccessData is very well positioned to meet the new requirements of self-authenticating evidence in FRE Rule 902, as well as the rigorous security expected of corporate and legal teams. We are thrilled they are partnering with us to bring excellent programming to our community,” said Mary Mack, executive director of ACEDS.

“AccessData is committed to working with eDiscovery professionals in corporate, government and law firm environments to help them reduce the costs and risks associated with data collection and eDiscovery management,” said Victor Limongelli, chief executive officer of AccessData. “This strategic focus is perfectly aligned with ACEDS’ mission, and is at the heart of the training, education and certification programs they deliver with such skill. We look forward to partnering with ACEDS to help advance the eDiscovery profession.”

About ACEDS

The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

About AccessData

Whether it’s for investigation, litigation or compliance, AccessData offers industry-leading solutions that put the power of forensics in your hands. For 30 years, AccessData has worked with more than 130,000 clients in law enforcement, government agencies, corporations and law firms around the world to understand and focus on their unique collection-to-analysis needs. The result? Products that empower faster results, better insights, and more connectivity.

BARBRI Law Preview and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity offer $10K law school scholarship

Incoming law students invited to relate how they would positively impact world as lawyers; Deadline for entry, April 15, 2018

DALLAS – BARBRI Law Preview, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity are inviting incoming law students to proclaim how they would, as lawyers, positively impact the world.

Through the 3rd annual “One Lawyer Can Change the World $10,000 Scholarship” opportunity, one student will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship to go toward his or her first-year law school tuition.

“From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to sincerely thank BARBRI for this incredibly generous scholarship,” said Amanda I. Sarmiento, 2017 scholarship winner, currently attending Texas A&M University School of Law.  “This scholarship will allow me the opportunity and privilege of impacting the lives of so many for years to come.”

The scholarship challenges students from across the nation to submit a 500-word or less essay online by April 15, 2018, in response to: “How you hope to use your law degree to change our world and how would $10,000 towards your 1L tuition change your world?” BARBRI Law Preview panelists will select 10 finalists by April 25, and announce them on lawpreview.com. The scholarship recipients will be selected by the panel by June 10, 2018, with the award paid directly to the winner’s law school.

“We’re very excited about sponsoring our annual scholarship, and appreciate the opportunity to partner with an organization such as Phi Alpha Delta to offer this to incoming law students,” said Don Macaulay, president and founder of BARBRI Law Preview.  “Each year, we see more participation from deserving students, and find their essays on how they could positively impact our world as lawyers both enlightening and inspiring.”

About Law Preview

Law Preview is an innovative, comprehensive law school prep course that has proven to enhance early law school academic success. Offered as week-long, law professor-led sessions in locations around the country, Law Preview teaches students how to brief cases, write outlines, study effectively, take tests and manage their time – all critical skills for success in law school. In addition to the skills portion, the classroom course also provides an overview of the six core law school subjects that are required for most students in their first year.

 

About The BARBRI Group

The BARBRI Group companies meet the legal education needs of law students and attorneys throughout their careers and work to improve legal and professional learning by providing superior opportunities for law schools, law firms and law- and finance-related businesses. At the core of The BARBRI Group Companies is BARBRI Bar Review, which has helped more than 1.3 million lawyers around the world pass a U.S. bar exam. The company also provides online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for U.S. law schools, and specialized ongoing training and certifications in areas such as financial crime prevention, eDiscovery, and cyber awareness, security and protection. The BARBRI Group, founded in 1967, is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company headquartered in Dallas with offices throughout the United States and around the world.

Cybint Solutions introduces cyber security and cyber intelligence certification programs for financial, business professionals and attorneys

Discounted introductory pricing for companies and individuals offered through year-end

 

Nov. 13, 2017, NEW YORK — International cyber education and training leader Cybint Solutions, a BARBRI Group company, today introduced its Cyber Intelligence Certification (CIC) and Cyber Security Protection—Certification (CSPC) Programs for individuals, companies and higher education institutions.

These comprehensive certification programs, developed and taught by some of the world’s foremost cyber security/intelligence experts, are designed to provide critical tools and training to foster cyber proficiency for individuals across professions such as finance, law, tech and law-enforcement. Additionally, the Programs are offered to organizations to help them bolster employee expertise, and higher education institutions for incorporating into curricula.

“The cyber world today presents both threats and opportunities,” said Roy Zur, Cybint CEO and global cyber security and intelligence expert. “On the one hand, there is virtually no industry unaffected by cyber breaches or intrusions.  And unfortunately, 95 percent of all cyber breaches are due to human error. Workers are increasingly expected to have the skills to help protect themselves, their clients and their firms from cyber events.

“At the same time, the breadth of information and data stored in the Internet seems limitless, with new information constantly generated. Most individuals are only able to access 5 percent of the online information they need for their work. We know that those who can successfully navigate the Web to find the right information and intelligence can avoid crucial mistakes, and gain a competitive edge individually and for their organizations.

“The goal of our certification programs is to address both sides of the cyber world, preparing professionals to succeed and companies to benefit from this important infusion of talent and skill.”

Cybint’s cyber intelligence program focuses on training individuals on how to find and collect intelligence from around the Web, gain access to critical information that may be deleted or hidden deep in the Web, and then analyze their findings.  The security program focuses on improving professional and personal online and mobile security practices to better keep individuals and organizations secure, and on recovery from cyber events.

Both the cyber security and intelligence certification programs consist of training modules, assessment, certification and post-program tools. Using a “micro-learning” concept with short five- to10-minute learning units for maximum retention, each module is self-paced and interactive.  Each program provides theory and background of the concept or skill, demonstrates its use, then provides practice opportunities using real-life scenarios. Student progress is tracked, and at the end of training, a final exam to earn the certification is offered.  A suite of cyber tools, access to exclusive webinar content and other resources are available to participants after the course.

The Cybint certification programs were developed by Zur and a cyber team with more than a decade of experience in cyber education and a background in military cyber training. Zur is a retired Major from the Israeli Cyber Unit, practicing attorney and past legal adviser in the Israeli Supreme Court. He provides training to the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, international companies and a number of the nation’s leading financial institutions.

From now until of the month, Cyber Monday promotional pricing will be in effect for both programs. Individuals will receive a 60 percent discount when they type in cybermonday60 at checkout. Companies will receive a 30 percent discount per each employee signup by following this link and contacting a Cybint sales representative.  

About Cybint Solutions

Cybint Solutions is a collaboration between military-trained cyber security experts with more than a decade of experience, and the experts at leading legal education provider BARBRI. Cybint has created programs that address cyber security and intelligence at the individual and organizational level – creating a deep and powerful network of cyber expertise that goes far beyond typical technical expertise. Cybint is a trusted partner of private organizations and government agencies doing business around the world, including the U.S. government and some of the world’s largest financial institutions.

About The BARBRI Group

The BARBRI Group companies meet the legal education needs of law students and attorneys throughout their careers, and work to improve legal and professional learning by providing superior opportunities for law schools, law firms and law- and finance-related businesses. At the core of The BARBRI Group Companies is BARBRI Bar Review, which has helped more than 1.3 million lawyers around the world pass a U.S. bar exam. The company also provides online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for U.S. law schools, and specialized ongoing training and certifications in areas such as financial crime prevention, eDiscovery and cyber awareness, security and protection. The BARBRI Group, founded in 1967, is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company headquartered in Dallas with offices throughout the United States and around the world.

ACFCS welcomes PNC Bank’s Jon Elvin to Advisory Board

Oct. 30, 2017, MIAMI — The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI professional association, today announced that financial crime prevention and anti-money laundering expert, Jon Elvin, CFE, CAMS, has joined the organization’s Advisory Board.

Elvin currently leads the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Sanctions Department for PNC Bank, responsible for the enterprise program within the Independent Risk Management (IRM) organization. He offers nearly 30 years of progressive experience, and has held a variety of positions within banking, the intelligence community, the U.S. Army, and the professional services field.

Prior to his current role, which serves to foster innovation in PNC’s BSA/AML Program and across the businesses, Elvin served as the bank’s chief compliance officer, and before that, he was chief BSA and AML officer. Over the course of his career, he also served as a senior manager and cofounder of an AML service solution for an international services and accounting firm.

“Jon is clearly a welcome addition to our Advisory Board,” said ACFCS Executive Director Garry Clement, CAMS, CFE, CFCS.  “He has an excellent reputation with a passion for ensuring impactful disruption against financial crime, and I’m confident will add substantial cross-industry expertise to the team.”

“I’m very excited to further my involvement with ACFCS,” added Elvin. “The organization stands for the highest quality in financial crime prevention education and resources, and I look forward to contributing to its future direction.”

Elvin is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He retired from the United States Military after honorably serving 20 years in the Army and Army Reserves. His service included seven years active duty and a deployment to Iraq. Elvin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Geneva College.

 

About ACFCS

The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a worldwide organization for professionals who work in diverse financial crime prevention disciplines. ACFCS awards the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification to qualified candidates who pass a proctored examination. Professionals in financial crime prevention from more than 50 nations have already obtained the CFCS certification.

ACFCS establishes McDonald Award to recognize lifetime achievement in preventing, combating financial crime

ACFCS establishes McDonald Award to recognize lifetime achievement in preventing, combating financial crime

Annual award created in honor of Mike McDonald,  leading AML expert who played key role in law enforcement’s response to money laundering 

Oct. 23, 2017 — MIAMI. — The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI professional association, has established The McDonald Award, an annual honor to recognize lifetime achievement in individuals fighting financial crime.

The award, announced at the recent ACFCS Financial Crime Conference, was created in honor of well-known and respected Anti-Money Laundering leader, Mike McDonald, who passed away in 2016. The first McDonald Award recipient will be named at the 2018 Conference.

“Our recent Financial Crime Conference was a valuable and productive gathering of the financial crime prevention community,” said ACFCS Executive Director Garry Clement, CAMS, CFE, CFCS. “The participation from and engagement of attendees, presenters and all other participants speaks volumes about our collective passion for preventing financial crime. It was the natural venue to introduce this award, acknowledging Mike’s many contributions, and looking to the future of our field.”

Over the course of his career as a Special Agent of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, McDonald was on the front lines of combating narcotics trafficking rings in South Florida. With tremendous amounts of cartel cash washing into Miami financial institutions, McDonald helped found Operation Greenback in 1980.

Operation Greenback, the first ever multi-agency money laundering task force, would go on to recover hundreds of millions of dollars in assets from drug traffickers, compel institutions to comply with Bank Secrecy Act regulations, and serve as a template for future law enforcement collaborative efforts.

The McDonald Award will recognize a member of the financial crime prevention profession who has devoted his or her professional life to the ongoing battle against financial crime and improving the field of financial crime prevention.

“It means a lot that ACFCS did this,” said McDonald’s daughter, Carrie McDonald. “He (my father) really did love his job and he knew it was an important one.”

Candidates can be active or retired individuals who are financial crime practitioners, trainers, supervisors, administrators, consultants, or researchers, and have made major contributions to the field.  Nominees must have at least 25 years of experience and the winner will be selected by a committee.

More information can be found at www.acfcs.org.

 

 

About ACFCS

The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a worldwide organization for professionals who work in diverse financial crime prevention disciplines. ACFCS awards the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification to qualified candidates who pass a proctored examination. Professionals in financial crime prevention from more than 50 nations have already obtained the CFCS certification.

ABAXX AND ACFCS JOIN FORCES TO FURTHER FINANCIAL CRIME PREVENTION EDUCATION

Oct. 16, 2017 — Great Falls, Va. — Abaxx Associates, LLC today announced its membership with the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), and sponsorship of the 2017 Financial Crime Conference. ACFCS, a BARBRI professional association, is a leading provider of practical tools, knowledge, and networking opportunities that help professionals achieve quality results in financial crime detection and prevention.

The partnership with ACFCS provides Abaxx employees ongoing training, certifications, and information pertaining to emerging trends within the industry. Abaxx employees will have exclusive access to ACFCS resources, articles, webinars, and industry best practices related to financial crime threats and methodologies. Plus, as members of ACFCS, employees will have the ability to connect with thousands of members in the ACFCS global community, including financial crime compliance professionals with subject-matter expertise in money laundering, terrorism financing, fraud, bribery and anti-corruption, sanctions, and other areas.

Abaxx is a professional services firm offering comprehensive expertise in strategy management and consulting, data exploitation and analysis, training and capacity building, and operations and mission management. Abaxx customizes and executes innovative solutions for their clients to deliver superior, actionable results. To learn more visit www.abaxx.us.

“We are proud to be a part of ACFCS given its stature in the financial crime prevention arena, and the wealth of resources it offers financial crimes specialists around the world whether here in the U.S. or overseas,” said Michael Bombace, Abaxx director of legal and emerging technologies, who also is an executive member for the Washington, D.C. area ACFCS chapter. “Our community of professionals is growing by leaps and bounds. We look forward to contributing to the best practice-oriented nature of the overall industry discussion and direction. We are also excited to help foster an open dialogue and joint effort between public and private professionals in the financial crime space.”

Abaxx is a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and several other public and private sector working groups focused on combatting financial crimes, developing data analysis, and financial technologies.

“The positive impact and support of organizations such as Abaxx are integral in our collective journey to stamp out financial crime,” added ACFCS Executive Director Garry Clement, CAMS, CFE, CFCS. “Their addition to our conference and our membership will serve to strengthen the overall profession. We look forward to a long and productive relationship.”

The 2017 ACFCS financial crime conference will be October 16-17 at The Hyatt Regency, Boston. The conference was designed for the new reality of financial crime detection and prevention. Now in its sixth year, the conference has become a gathering place for subject matter experts, thought leaders and seasoned professionals in all fields fighting financial crime – compliance, law enforcement, regulatory and civil society. Registration is now open and more information can be found at: www.financialcrimeconference.com.

About ACFCS

The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a worldwide organization for professionals who work in diverse financial crime prevention disciplines. ACFCS awards the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification to qualified candidates who pass a proctored examination. Professionals in financial crime prevention from more than 50 nations have already obtained the CFCS certification.

ACEDS PARTNERS WITH RELATIVITY AS AFFILIATE

Oct. 4, 2017 – MIAMI – The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, today announced Relativity as its newest “Diamond Level” affiliate partner. This status allows Relativity to leverage the full breadth of ACEDS education, networking, training, events, and professional development resources.

Additionally, ACEDS is a Gold sponsor of Relativity Fest, an annual conference designed to educate and connect the eDiscovery community. Slated for Oct. 22-25 in Chicago, Relativity Fest brings together legal professionals to network, broaden their knowledge, and receive hands-on experience with the latest eDiscovery tools. ACEDS Executive Director Mary Mack joins a panel of experts to share insights on The Future of Legal Education, an informative session covering the impact of technology in legal education.

“We are excited to partner with Relativity, a company that places a high value on education and certification, and welcome Relativity team members to our community,” said Mack. “We’re also very much looking forward to participating in the highly-anticipated Relativity Fest.”

Relativity delivers a comprehensive e-platform that helps legal professionals at law firms, corporations, and government agencies organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. More than 13,000 organizations use Relativity globally, including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and 199 of the Am Law 200.

“Since becoming a BARBRI Professional Association and putting Mary Mack at the helm, ACEDS has strengthened its position as a leader in legal technology education,” said David Horrigan, e-discovery counsel and legal content director at Relativity. “We’re looking forward to working with the entire ACEDS team to deliver legal educational programs across the eDiscovery community.”

ACEDS offers its members:

– Exclusive job-related eDiscovery tools

– Regional chapters for ongoing education, connecting and networking

– A community for the exchange of ideas and best practices

– Preparation and exam to achieve the career-enhancing CEDS professional certification

– Breaking news and in-depth analyses of issues affecting the eDiscovery field

About ACEDS

The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

About Relativity

At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our ediscovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world – in the cloud, on-premises, or both – to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Relativity has over 160,000 active users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and 199 of the Am Law 200. As a platform, Relativity also allows developers to design, build, and integrate applications that extend its functionality. Relativity has been named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for six consecutive years and received the CityLIGHTS Lighthouse Award from the Illinois Technology Association in 2016. Please contact Relativity at sales@relativity.com or visit http://www.relativity.com for more information.